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Pils - Heater Allen Brewing

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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.75%
Wants: 9
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heater Allen Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly known as "Pale Lager Beer".
1.012 BG, 5.0%, 38 IBU, 3.8 SRM

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 12-15-2007)
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shelby415

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2%

11-12-2013 08:02:45 | More by shelby415
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-29-2013 23:22:16 | More by Reagan1984
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switzer

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2%

07-14-2013 15:33:38 | More by switzer
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kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2%

07-02-2013 20:47:56 | More by kscaldef
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dimitrov

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

05-18-2013 05:47:44 | More by dimitrov
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-09-2013 03:08:35 | More by Kopfschuss
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digita7693

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

03-31-2013 04:39:21 | More by digita7693
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Murrhey

Montana

3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a standard pressure-cap bomber into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- One-finger white head. Fluffy and decent retention. Semi-cloudy straw-colored body. Clarity is relatively high. Sticky white lacing. Fine looking beer.

S- Some fragrant floral hops and tad of grassiness. Floral and fruity. Best pilsner aroma I've ever had.

T- Slightly fruity and biscuity. Not super complex flavors, but some bitter hop backbone. Pretty nice, I would enjoy this on a hot day.

M- Surprisingly full-bodied and wet. Carbonation is pronounced.

O- Best Pilsner I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 00:55:00 | More by Murrhey
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Hollenbeck2

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

11-17-2012 15:50:31 | More by Hollenbeck2
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from Belmont Station/maltmaster420. Served in Pilsner glass.

A: Clear straw color with a 1" slightly receding head. A drifting of bubbles. Spot on for the style.

N: Slight floral presence and some dry malt/biscuit. Pine and earth floor. It's very subdued and clean in the way I expect a fresh pils to be.

T: Straight forward hop bitterness with a pronounced spruce/pine and earth tone. Some black peppercorn. Biscuit. This is extremely clean and impressive.

M: Surprisingly full, maybe a tad too much for the style.

O: An excellent representation that's worthy of its accolades. Clean, balanced, and shining. A showcase for the style, and an important reminder how important freshness is for Pilsners.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 17:36:39 | More by writerLJBerg
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

07-30-2012 13:08:43 | More by nmann08
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fitius5150

Oregon

3/5  rDev -26.5%

07-01-2012 17:50:49 | More by fitius5150
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KDawg

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from bomber into glass. Pours a great clear straw color with a small head.

Crisp and pristine with really good aromas of crackers, noble hops, and grains. Very good depth and very aromatic.

Really good light body with a delicious crisp feel and flavors of crackers, biscuits and noble hops.

This was a spot on pilsner. Wonderful lighter body and real crisp. It was a real good night capper.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 04:20:36 | More by KDawg
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rinhaak

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into pilsener glass.

The nose is a subtle blend of biscuit, earth, and grass. Flavors of lemon, hops, and a hint of honey. Lightly sweet and floral at the outset, it morphs into a dry, hoppy finish that is excellent. Much more body than the typical Pilsener, it is full of carbonation that spritzes the tongue.

This is an excellent Pilsener: not anything overly fancy or overwhelming, but tremendously well balanced, refreshing, and nicely flavorful. A beer I could certainly enjoy again and again.

Thanks to OregonMonster for the trade!

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 20:48:45 | More by rinhaak
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vkv822

Oregon

3.08/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle into tulip pint.

Pours a clear, golden yellow with a fizzy, foamy white head.

Grassy hops and light cracker malt backing in both the aroma and taste. The hops are a bit more prominent in the nose, while the malt is the focal point in the taste.

Medium body, with average carbonation.

A good beer, but I was hoping for just a bit more complexity.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 08:14:18 | More by vkv822
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rogerthegill

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2%

04-01-2012 19:28:10 | More by rogerthegill
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jjohnston87

California

4/5  rDev -2%

03-06-2012 00:06:44 | More by jjohnston87
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.53/5  rDev -38%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: bottle from Beermongers, Portland, OR

Poured into a pint glass at home (this beer traveled a distance indeed), a crystal clear golden yellow; an aggressive pour yielded a huge four finger head, which receded to about one finger, then to a thin patchy layer that retained throughout the session; nice crusty lacing on the glass. Smell of grains, pils malts (surprise!). Taste of sweet pils malt, clean fresh floral hops, grassy, a touch of spice in the aftertaste. I was told this was a highly desirable pils that is unique from many of the others I may be used to, but really it's about the same as any run-of-the-mill Czech pilsner. Not bad, but really not my style. Light mouthfeel, crisp, and definitely highly drinkable: goes down easy and goes well with food. Attractive and drinkable for the style, just really not my thing.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 00:48:04 | More by Rifugium
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beerhorn12

Oregon

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-12-2011 06:32:37 | More by beerhorn12
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seanthornton152

Oregon

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-17-2011 07:01:59 | More by seanthornton152
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ottovon

Arizona

4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours out a clear, light gold color, with a fluffy white head.

S: light malts, graham cracker. nice mix of spicy, earthy, and floral hop character. has a slightly sweet aroma, but quite a complex malt aroma.

T: a lot like the aroma. great malt character, sourdough bread, graham crackers, and light malt come through. some honey in there. has a great spicy hop flavor. starts out with just a touch of sweetness, and finishes dry and slightly bitter.

M: medium-thin body, with medium carb. still quite smooth.

O: this is a great pils. I wish i would have picked up more.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 03:26:40 | More by ottovon
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle, no bottled on or best by date. Also, for some reason, I thought this was Heather Allen brewing, not Heater Allen.

A mildly hazy straw yellow with a dense off-white head with excellent retention and gorgeous lacing, this is a beautiful pilsner. The nose is stunning. Soft, doughy malts with a suffuse Saaz hop character, this beer has a soft, mineral character. The hop character grows, gaining a mildly herbal note. The malt character is fantastic. Yes, it's mildly doughy, but it's got a mildly fruity component, almost like honeydew melons?
The palate opens crisply bitter with a beautiful balance between the mineral notes and the crisp Saaz hops with a mild resin character. Along with it is the soft malt character, mildly doughy, and with a mildly biscuity pilsner malt character. Exceptionally clean, this beer reminds me of the New Glarus Unplugged Bohemian Lager. Drying and crisply bitter on the finish, this beer has a mild resiny character on the finish. The mouthfeel is fantastic, it's got the perfect combination of mellow malt, crisp hops with great balance between flavoring and bittering, and a beautiful fullness to the palate that I expect from the best Czech pilsners. *Just* a touch watery on the finish, I have to ding half a point here 'cos there's just one part of the back of my palate that isn't experiencing a post-coital glow.

This is about the most graceful beer I've had this year. It sashays over your palate, enchanting you with its beauty. Highly recommended, this is the best Czech pils that's still brewed (I'm looking at you, Dan Carey).

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 02:23:34 | More by DefenCorps
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crusian

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to goryshkewych. Thanks Man!
Review to style.
Pours a Very light yellow/orange with a nice healthy 2-3 finger head, that clings to the glass like a champ.
nose is a bit weird, from far away I get melon, and close up I get a LOT if wheat and some pilsner malt. Smells like a wheat beer.
Taste is a lot more bitter than I expected. Light pilsner malt flavor with the wheat from before mixed with a grassiness. The bitterness is the surprise here. It is a nice addition, and almost overpowers it, but it is only on the finish. Makes for a crisp clean finish. It is also a bit sweet on the front of the palate, which is also a nice surprise. Very nice clean crisp Pils that would definitely hit the spot on a nice hot summer day. I am not a big Pilsner fan, as I assume a lot of you are not. As stated reviewed by style. Great Pils... mediocre beer when compared to other styles.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 23:34:16 | More by crusian
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz from Roth’s Sunnyside Market, S.Salem. $4.49 Typical bright golden lager,slightly hazy with a small frothy white head. Very nice pilsner,cracker,biscuit aromas..some hop. Taste is similar to the aroma with a nice hoppiness to balance the eep malts. Very nice mouthfeel..kinda on the thick side for the style perhaps, but I liked it. Overall an excellent pilsner and so very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 02:14:21 | More by Reidrover
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Bay01

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to kscaldef for the bottle, been wanting to try this for awhile.

A - Pours a pale straw color, the first pils I've had (even craft) that's cloudy, maybe a good sign.

S - Spicy hops behind a toasty buscuit maltiness

T - Nice bit of hop bitterness balanced with a malitness that is not overly sweet, finishes clean and dry

M - This is less carbonated than most other pilners I'va had and works much better and I think adds to the drinkability.

This is a great pilsner, up there with Prima Pils and Dortmunder Gold, if I had regular access to this it would be my staple session beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 01:25:24 | More by Bay01
Pils from Heater Allen Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.